Pleurothallis neonymphalis [Luer & Toscano] ined. SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The New Nymphalis Pleurothallis [refers to its being the new Nymph-Like Pleurothallis]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with relatively stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 ribbed, tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, coriaceous, more or less spotted with purple, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, borne from near the apex of the ramicaul by a filamentous peduncle 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long; long-pedicellate raceme 1.2" [3 cm] long, lax, successively single, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovry floral bracts.

"This minute species is another of several related to P arcuata. The elliptical leaves are exceeded by a twice longer peduncle that bears two to three successive flowers on long pedicels. The lateral sepals are connate into a synsepal with the outer halves abruptly thickened. The spathulate petals and bicarinate lip are similar in size and shape to those of P. arcuata." Luer & Toscano 2011

Synonyms *Pabstiella nymphalis Luer & Toscano 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harv. Pap. Bot. 16(2): 376. Luer & Toscano 2011 as Pabstiella nymphalis drawing fide;